About Storge – the Derby music and culture website

Storge Derby music and culture posterWhat is Storge?

Storge* is an independent publication all about the Derby and Derbyshire music and culture scene, as well as the surrounding creative industries.

We love the Derby – we love it for its faults as much as its successes and we’re here to celebrate local creatives, while challenging back to the city and kicking out the notion that ‘nothing ever happens here’.

We believe that Derby doesn’t always celebrate or share what’s going on but we know that it’s always got a thriving and diverse grassroots music and wider cultural scene. We want to help support and represent that by bringing you new features and news every day.

If you want to write or get involved with us you can do so through our contribute page – we’re looking for new contributors and local voices now.

What Storge covers

We will cover music, visual art, theatre, performance art, comedy, dance, spoken word, poetry, literature, and heritage created or relating to Derby and the surrounding areas of Derbyshire. We will cover music and culture from further away where we think there is a local angle.

We’re a forward thinking publication – we want to celebrate the scene right now, and look to where it is going, but we also want to see the threads from Derby’s past and how they link to today.

Tell us what you think we should be covering, or send us something to consider, through our submissions page.

Where to find Storge

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One last thing about Storge…

* it isn’t pronounced how you think it is.


Sarah Lay


Phil Burgess // Ian Cudmore // Pete Darrington // Gary Frost // Neil Johnson // Sam Law // Sarah Lay // Richard McKerron // Sophie Sparham // James Thornhill

Get in touch if you’d like to join us. We’re particularly keen from people looking to delve deeper into various parts of Derby’s cultural scene – theatre, art, dance, spoken word, literature, genre music and more.